The book is great. Published May 6th by Seal Press first published May 1st While this book is specifically about transgender history rather than the LGBT movement in general it talks about many of the same organisations that have been involved in LGBT activism in the US during the last years. On reflection though, my familiarity with trans histories made me insensitive to the urgency of that project. Jun 13, Anthony Chan rated it really liked it.
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Sep 15, Brendon rated it really liked it Shelves: For a history of transgender peoples, see Transgender history. There were multiple references per sentence, which made it a little hard to follow some of the main social justice groups through the years. This book is an excellent introduction to transgender history in the USA, written by a transgender person. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. It would have been nice to see more mention of non-binary people. At the same time, the chapter discusses the effects of the spread of AIDS among the transgender community, especially among persons of color.
Gay Neighborhood and the Politics of Violence. I was pleasantly surprised to see modern cultures and media at least mentioned. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. A tad limiting, but she's mainly attempting to just set up the transgender political movement how it is today and show its immediate history politically. I loved that Stryker emphasized that gender identity, gender presentation, sexual orientation, etc are all completely separate, but also closely intertwined. The only part I felt let it down was the final chapter on recent trans history, mostly because it was a lot of stuff I already knew and also because I felt it didn't push it's politics hard enough.